Hello, one and all.
It’s been a good few months since I last wrote a book review blog post. One major thing I’ve learnt from starting a blog last year is just how time-consuming it can be! I found that in the early weeks of starting my book blog, my attention became largely focussed on writing a review on the book I was reading, rather than simply enjoying the book itself – which was a problem. I’m quite the perfectionist too.
And whilst I’ve been away, I was pleasantly surprised to see the modest, (but consistent) trickle of visitors to my site, particularly on previous book reviews. A lot has changed in the last few months; I’m now juggling a part-time Literature degree course with other responsibilities. The main reason why I set up this account was to primarily get some practice in writing, simultaneously share my reading experiences with other people who I wouldn’t come across in real life, and build a new hobby that could help with job prospects. At the same time, there aren’t enough hours in the day, nor does anyone (as nice as they are) have the patience or sustained interest to read a long-winded essay on a book by some nobody on the internet!
So here’s what I’m going to do: From now on, I’ll maintain this blog very casually, with periodic posts containing more concise text, with its main focus on book reviews, and plenty of photos to accompany them.
Hope to write again soon!